Where does that second glove go? No one knows, do they? It’s like the sock that never makes it back from the laundry; it’s a mystery that plagues the entire world. Don’t spend too much time pondering where it went; you’ll never really know. Just because one glove is gone doesn’t mean the other one is useless, though. Use it to make a cute little basket full of kittens! If you’re a cat lover you’ll enjoy this project which takes that one found glove and turns it into a loveable décor piece!
Choose a small basket where the kittens will live after you make them. Use a single, stretch-knit glove to make five separate kitties who all share the basket. Cut a Styrofoam ball in half and glue the cut side to the bottom of the basket. Or, skip this step which only serves to help hold the glove in place. Set the basket aside for the moment.
Use fiberfill to stuff the four fingers and thumb of the glove. Stuff them so they’re shaped like fingers, to make slender cats, or overstuff them to make fat cats. Or, make a couple of each! After the fingers are filled enough to stand up straight on their own, and you’ve filled the hand of the glove as well, glue the glove to the bottom of the basket. If you’re using a Styrofoam ball, apply some glue around the bottom edge of it, then stretch the glove over the ball. If you’re not using the Styrofoam simply position the glove so that the cuff is rounded and glue it in place.
Tie a ribbon around each finger to separate each one into a head and a body. The ribbon also serves as the collars for the cats. Now glue on tiny, wiggly eyes from a craft store. Use a small triangle of pink felt to make the nose. The mouth can be made from a small piece of yarn. Cut pieces of thin bristle from an old brush or other source. You can also purchase thin, stiff twine that works well to make whiskers. Glue two or three of these on each side of the nose. Draw on triangles, on the top two sides of each finger, to create ears. Cut out small ovals from felt and glue them to the “chest” of each cat. This step is optional but helps give each cat an individual look.
When you’re finished designing the cats fill the basket with something that covers up the cuff of the glove. It can be a ball of partially-unraveled yarn, Spanish moss or fake grass. The basket full of kittens is a really cute décor piece for the extreme cat lover!